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The Tomb of the Diver Greek Frescoes Pictures. Paestum Photos & Images





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Pictures of the spectacular Greek painted "Tomb of the Diver" from ancient Poseidonia in southern Italy ( later renamed by the Romans as Paestum when they conquered it in 275 BC ). The frescoes of the "Tomb of the Diver" are unique in the ancient Greek world, although its style reveals its Greek qualities and cultural roots, and it is the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its...
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